In a recent article, officials from Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada stated efforts to reduce impaired driving in Canada will require a combination of legislation, enforcement and education.
Police in Thunder Bay, Ontario charged 90 people with impaired driving during the first half of 2018—up over recent years. These troubling statistics are examined here.
According to police:
- 77% of people charged were male
- The average age of people charged is 37
- Blood alcohol ranged 46mg/100mL to 397mg/100ml
- July has yielded 18 charges to-date
- 13 people were charged between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.
- Over half of charges were laid on weekends
According to MADD Canada, PSAs and in-school sessions educating people about the dangers of driving impaired can help reverse this trend. They note how raising awareness and challenging the acceptance of impaired driving helped significantly reduce numbers in the 1980s and 1990s.
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